Should i upgrade or buy a new rig?

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I'm not sure if i should upgrade my computer or buy a new one, i would prefer to upgrade it. My thoughts are to be able to play on high settings on upcoming games.

My system specs:

CPU: Intel i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00Ghz
RAM: 8 Gb Ram
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce Gtx 970
SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500 GB
SCREEN: Aoc g2460pf 144hz 1920x1080
FAN: Hyper 212 EVO
POWER SUPPLY: Evga supernova 550 g2

Kind regards Luke
 

Eximo

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You are fine with upgrading the GPU. Just wait a bit for the RTX series cards to settle into place and look at what new GPU you can afford. Since you have a relatively small power supply, you will want to make sure you have enough PCIe connectors for your new choice.

You could also consider another 8GB of memory.
 
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Thanks for the advice eximo! So if i get this right, an rtx 2070 could be a good option With a 8 gb ram upgrade as well? And lastly should i consider upgrade to ddr4 from ddr3?
 

Eximo

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You can't upgrade from DDR3 to DDR4 without replacing the whole system.

RTX2070 is a logical upgrade if the price is right. Remains to be seen how it compares to the GTX1080 (which itself is more than twice the speed of a GTX970). If you can pick up a GTX1080 for $200 less than an RTX2070 though, price/performance is likely to be in favor of the older cards.
 

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